Dreams of Gaia Tarot- II of air
The Dreams of Gaia-2 of Air, displays the black and white, the good and bad, the Shadow and Light and the balancing scales of Libra; all of which implies the balance between opposites. This is where one is at peace, for the emotional side, and the rational side are not arguing nor resisting each others control. Everything in creation, has an opposite, for a collective, such as Life, must have equilibrium or it spins out of control and all is destroyed; too much of this, makes too little of that!
Some people believe that 2 opposing forces exist in all things in creation, coming together to create chaos , so there is a constant battle between the 2. This is a electromagnetic universe. Negative poles attract positive poles, in other word opposites attract- not attack. Negative electrons, attract positive electrons. Hence, forms can be made. Therefore, polarity is the idea that 2 opposing forces, exist in all creations, and therefore, not competing, but complimentary. Hence, the Patriarchy's theory of the battle between "male and female" ( a battle that is encouraged by the Patriarchy's "divide and conquer" paradigm) is an delusion meant only to separate them. For if males and females are continuing battling each other, they are blinded and unable to see the real enemy. The delusion is that electric and magnetic are battling each other, which is entirely false. Female-magnetic and Male- electric forces, can't even exist without the other! The negative pole of a magnet attracts the positive pole of another and they snap unhesitantly together! Magnetism forms the vessel that contains electricity, and electricity brings along its marriage partner, magnetism, where ever it is found. They are the "dancing couple" of all the electromagnetic spectrum.There is only wholeness in creation, and in each of us is a brain that is both female and male, joined in cooperation, creating a balanced that creates a balanced personality; a "whole self". Divisionism exists only in the evil of the Patriarchy, it has never been a part of One Energy that can't be created nor destroyed, only transformed and transmitted. All things, great and small, are from this One who is Whole. All Crowley stated: 0 =2
Since the opposites exist as "halves of the Whole", you would have to cut each being in half which would kill most of them. If you cut a magnet in half, you either have two complete magnets or have destroyed one. Wholeness is Allness. And contrary to many small minds, opposites are neither good or bad, they are the Law of Attraction. So is fear bad? No, for it sharpens one's senses so they can find the threat and either run or fight. Is Love "good"? No better than fear, for it is the Law of Attraction and it too helps a species survive and multiply. But if either one as an emotion, is misused, or over abundant, a dangerous situation is created. When fear is understood, it is just caution- a very necessary part of crossing the street. When love is understood, it is a wonderful warm feeling of wholeness, not an out of control neediness. Dysfunctional belief, can make anything "bad" or "good". Such as it is "good" to murder, if you hate. And that it is good to lock up someone's motion by controlling their life, if you love them. Or it is bad to love others, for they will always let you down, or that it is bad to fear, for that is a weakness.
Such misinformation will destroy us all. Fear, in its proper function, is a powerful sensual enhancer, for the purpose of avoiding being eaten. It fills the body with a performance enhancing drug called adrenalin, which is a poison, if kept too long in the body. In its dysfunction, we fear this or that, causing adrenaline induced stress, where stress and adrenaline are not necessary. Hence the bodies health suffers. For instance, many of us are taught to fear time, because if we are "not on time", we might not survive! The simple solution is to own Time, not fear it. We are intelligent beings, we can see that time is flexible and that we always have "the time" to do what we want. Maybe it isn't time we fear, instead we are just reacting to the fact that we don't want to invest the time in a thing we don't enjoy doing. This is not "avoiding being eaten" and therefore, not serious. Many of us must "face the rat race" to earn the income we need to have a home, security, food and to play. This may not be loved, but it needn't be feared either. Life isn't black or white, nor is a grey color, its more of a harlequin of black and white diamonds making the whole. Again, "Above all things, Know thyself" makes us whole and at peace with our environment.
It behooves us to remember that both polar opposites are experience in unison. We find this to be true when we create something for in doing so one destroys the state that existed prior to the new one created. Creation and destruction are done in unison, inhale becomes exhale, life becomes death, they are the same states seen from different perspectives. For life eats itself to stay alive, this transformation is called death, but then there is no life without death! When I inhale, I am consuming oxygen, built by trees, and plants of land and sea. When I exhale, the plants breath the carbon dioxide that I have just produce, by consuming the oxygen and the cycle continues. Therefore, our bodies are animals who depend on plants and the plants that depend on animals- a Wholeness and not separates. With happiness comes sorrow, with joy comes sadness, with love comes loss, with loss, comes new love. So get "over it" and get on with you! Love being you, and the environment can't make you "unlove" yourself, for Soul and body, are Lover and most beloved. Put your heart/soul into living and you'll not leave this world in "should-a/could-a's" which is the saddest thing on the lips of the dying.
When the 2 of Air is thrown in a divination, it implies:
- Everything has an opposite.
- Duality divides and separates.
- Polarity unites and integrates.
- When you create you also destroy.
- Embrace an open mind.
- A choice between dichotomy and integration.
- Nothing ever is black and white.
- Sometimes both parties can be right.
Thoth- 2 of swords-peace
The celestial attribution of the Thoth 2 of Swords, is the Moon in Libra; the Moon is change, but Nature is inherently peaceful, as she is always seeking a balance between opposites, which enhances the balancing nature of Libra.
Overall, one would think of the disruption of Chokma (# 2 Sephira- Wisdom) in the suit of Air (Swords); Air being a suit born from the seeming conflict of Water and Fire in marriage. However, if Water and Fire are balanced you get a Living World! Therefore, Air/Swords is subject to change as no other suit, not only from the fire/water parentage but also when Earth appears, the suit becomes crystallized.
In the Thoth Tarot, the 2 of Swords, shows two Swords of equal strength, crossed; they are combine by a 5 petal blue rose. The Blue Rose represents the Gnostic Sophia, and the Qabalistic Chokma) the Great Mother of Wisdom (Female aspect of Chokma), whose harmonizing influence, plus that of Libra, compounds the latent antagonism of the Suit of Swords, that is known as the "death" suit. The pinwheel shaped white rays, are in a geometrical pattern that emphasizes the harmonic equilibrium of the 2. Peace is about the best word to describe this harmonic. Here is two minds united in the wisdom of Sophia/ the Mother. Hence, the Unconscious and Consciousness are united in whole action. Hence, inner peace. Therefore, what was written for the 2 of Air, also applies to the Thoth 2 of Swords.
The astrological meaning applied to the 2 of Air, is the Moon in Libra, implying, the need to bring about change in a harmonious, united and sociable way.
When the 2 of Swords and is thrown:
- The querent will be or has been, experiencing peace after a quarrel that began two weeks, or two months ago.
- Peace is restored but some tension remains.
- There are two actions here, sometimes selfish and sometimes unselfish action because of the contradictory characteristics in the same nature (Moon in Libra, Fire and Water).
- There is Strength gained after suffering; sacrifice and trouble, yet strength arising from the effort.
- The querent may often show sorrow and sympathy for those in trouble and champion the weak and oppressed while also giving aid to them.
- There is an arrangement of differences that brings about justice and truth from untruth.
According to dignity of the accompanying cards, the 2 of Swords, could also mean:
- One is lacking tact, often doing injury when meaning well.
- There is also an inclination to repeat pardoned affronts.
- All in all, the 2 of Swords, is a balancing of two strong individual minds, who have found greater profit in agreement rather than in conflict.
- Unresolved conditions of tension.
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